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We speak about self-arrest, when in the event of a fall, we implement certain techniques to manage to stop by ourselves, without external help. The correct execution of these techniques is of crucial relevance in that case, as we will not always be able to foresee it beforehand. Our main aim consists of being capable to forecast the events before and while execute the activity, to avoid possible accidents.

Before heading to the mountain, we have to consider fundamental factors such as the weather and snow conditions we are going to meet. While progressing, we have to update this information on the field to adapt ourselves more efficiently to the existing conditions. Thus, we’ll be capable of preventing risks and minimize them to the max.

The case we are seeing here is pretty extreme. We are providing theoretic and practical information on how to react in case of falling while progressing on a splitboard.

However, this information in no case replaces training with professional instructors/guides, which is essential to learn this and many other techniques, in order to progress safely on the mountain.

Pau Gómez, UIAGM guide and manager of Dablam Esports School in Tavascan, is sharing with us his experience to apply these techniques to splitboarding.

We have to bear in mind that these ski mountaineering based techniques are innovating, based on our experience and adapted to splitboarding as efficiently as possible.

In this sense, there are different handicaps to be considered while implementing theses techniques: